Also I think this is the wrong forum for this post.
Quoting Thisperyears:" I would definitely abort in that case. I don't think I could handle having a constant reminder of something like that. "
I would almost certainly abort. It would be too emotionally painful to carry the pregnancy. I don't want to go through a pregnancy that I had no control over, nor do I want to negatively impact my daughter and husband. I also wouldn't want the child to know how he or she was conceived. I can imagine how hard any choice would be, but aborting would be the best for myself and my family.
I'm sorry that you went through that. I am glad that you're in a good place now. Good luck with your pregnancy! :D
<blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" Why, she had an abortion, shes a survivor."</blockquote>
That's why I said think I wasn't sure.
Absolutely no question about it I would abort.
I lost my virginity when I was 14 by being raped and ended up pregnant, fortunetly it ended in a misscarriage, but had it not, I would have aborted. I would not want the life long reminder of how I got the child.
I wouldn't abort. Simply because I would want something good to come from what happened so I would adopt. I have been raped and was given the morning after pill but was informed that it isn't always effective and that's when I made the decision of adoption should the pill not work. I have an adopted little brother so I decided that if I could give someone the happiness we had when we adopted him that maybe it would help. Im not pro life either but was before I was raped and even though I would have personally kept the baby It opened my eyes to why someone would make the choice to abort.
Quoting Loka Lokita (23):" Even if you were "pro-life"? I found that's another difficult thing to get over was that I was SUPER pro life before I was put in a situation where I couldn't be."
Many pro life women are one unplanned pregnancy away from being pro choice, you aren't the only one.
I am not sure. I'd like to think I could carry it to term and give it to a loving couple, but I am not sure. I also agree with one other mama, since I am married I would worry it could be my husband's child. I have what my husband calls a Catholic mindset. He is from a Catholic family, I am not, but he says I am like a Catholic when it comes to guilt. I know if I chose to abort I would feel guilty because that is my personality, but I don't know if I am strong enough to have a child that could be a rapists child.
I will say I know two women who were raped and had sons as a result. One raised her's and adores him and the other did not keep her son, but allowed family to raise him. The one who raised her son said she thought she could not keep him until she saw his face. He looked just like her, and she said it was like a sign because her biggest fear was he would look like her rapist.
So for me, I am not positive, I don't think I could ever be positive even in that situation. Even if I chose to abort, I would probably have some second thoughts here and there.
OP, I am SO sorry you went through that. Congrats on your current pregnancy. :)
<blockquote><b>Quoting Loka Lokita (23):</b>" I wasn't sure about posting in FFA...since I put my personal experience in there and wanted to prevent any potential bashing. I've seen a lot of it lately."</blockquote>
Ehh I think maybe it's the wrong forum just Bc you're asking for what others would do which brings in pro-life people as well. Though I do see why you posted it here since its a personal question for you.
I fortunately did not end up pregnant after being raped, but I contemplated the possibility and I knew I could not abort. I would keep the child, regardless of how it came to be in my life.
Before having my son, I've always felt there could be no reason for me to ever have an abortion (including a pregnancy that threatened my health). Now that I have him, I couldn't let myself continue on with a pregnancy if it meant dying/having to abandon him. It wouldn't be fair to him.
I would abort without a doubt, there is no way I could carry a child from rape to term.